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International Admission

Morehead State University is a public state institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is ranked among the top public universities in the South by U.S.News & World Report.

MSU has 141 undergraduate and 70 graduate programs in four colleges: Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology; College of Education; and College of Science. MSU offers associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. Taking classes at Morehead State means you will earn your degree from an institution with a long-standing reputation for academic quality. Academic programs are complemented by incredible facilities and unique learning opportunities like our Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, allowing you to gain hands-on experience working side-by-side with faculty members on projects as early as your freshman year. 

Admission Process 


Application Deadlines:

  • Fall - August 1
  • Spring - January 2
  • Summer - May 15 (This term is applicable for international students based on availability of courses.)
  • Winter - December 2


Cost of Attendance


Scholarship Opportunities

More than 90 percent of our undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid, and our friendly, knowledgeable financial aid staff can help you learn how to manage your educational expenses responsibly. MSU offers two scholarships specifically for international undergraduate students.

Graduate students are eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship. A well-planned and properly executed graduate assistantship stimulates and nourishes the development of the committed student while providing financial support. An assistantship provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, strengthen communication skills, and develop leadership abilities. Assistantships are limited and very competitive. Assistantships pay a stipend of $10,000 per academic year (fall and spring) or $5,000 per semester.

Undergraduate Students are eligible to apply for the Honors Scholarship and International Student Scholarship.


Honors Scholarship 

The scholarship covers tuition, on-campus housing cost up to a four-person suite, meal plan cost up to the 15 flex meal plan, and up to $600 per semester for the cost of books and supplies charged to the student account at the MSU Bookstore; and is applied after other eligible aid is posted. Total financial aid may not exceed total cost of attendance. Please visit the Honors Scholarship webpage for details. 


International Student Scholarship 

The International Student Scholarship is available to international undergraduate students. Undergraduate applicants must be incoming freshmen or new transfer students with less than 24 total semester hours, with a minimum Admission Index score of 450; and a minimum composite ACT score of 20 or SAT combined score of 940 or higher; OR be a transfer student with a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher on at least 24 semester hours.

The International Student Scholarship awards recipients $8,000 per year ($4,000 per semester). Recipients must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher for renewal of the scholarship. This scholarship cannot be combined with the non-resident tuition scholarship. This scholarship cannot be used to cover the cost of internet classes. Learn more...

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MSU welcomes students from 28 countries across the world. Learn more about MSU's excellent academic programs, safe campus environment and authentic experience. Click the link below to learn more about Morehead state in Arabic language.